publication . Book . 2007

Criminal Justice Transitions

McAra, Lesley; McVie, Susan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: University of Edinburgh
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This report explores transitions into the adult criminal justice system amongst a large cohort of young people who were involved in the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime. It includes: a description of patterns of criminal convictions and disposals for young people up to age 19 (on average); an examination of the characteristics and institutional histories of cohort members with a criminal record as compared with youngsters with no such record; and an exploration of the profile of young people who make the transition from the children’s hearings system to the adult criminal justice system as compared with youngsters with a hearings record but who hav...
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Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Youth crime, youth justice, adult criminal justice, childrens hearings system, Scottish Criminal Records, longitudinal study
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